Dustin Wolf has another impressive item on a very impressive resume. The Calgary Flames goaltending prospect has been named this season’s recipient of the Aldege ‘Baz’ Bastien Memorial Award as the American Hockey League’s top goaltender.
— American Hockey League (@TheAHL) May 5, 2022
Wolf, 21, was the 214th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft by the Flames, and since then he’s been a very good goaltender. This season, in his first pro season, he was the AHL’s leader in wins and among the league leaders in save percentage and goals against average – and that was without registering a single shutout. He was recalled by the Flames twice, dressing as backup in two games but not seeing any game action.
Here’s Wolf’s resume, for those wondering if he’s any good:
- 2021-22 AHL goaltender of the year
- 2021-22 AHL first-team all-star
- 2021-22 AHL all-rookie team
- 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medallist
- 2020-21 WHL goaltender of the year
- 2019-20 CHL goaltender of the year
- 2019-20 WHL goaltender of the year
- 2019-20 USA Hockey top junior goaltender
- 2018-19 CHL scholastic player of the year
- 2018-19 WHL scholastic player of the year
He was one of the best netminders in the history of the Western Hockey League, despite being considered small for the position, and transitioned to the pro ranks and was named the top goaltender in the AHL.
Dustin Wolf: pretty good at being a goalie.